Biography

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master. Chan became close friends with fellow group members Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the three of them later to be known as the Three Brothers or Three Dragons. At the age of 17, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon under the stage name Chan Yuen Lung.   He received his first starring role later that year, in Little Tiger of Canton, which had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 238

Birthday 1954-04-07

Place of Birth Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Official Site http://jackiechan.com/

Also Known As

  • Джеки Чан
  • 成龙
  • 成龍
  • 陈港生
  • 房仕龙
  • جاكي شان
  • 성룡
  • ジャッキー・チェン
  • เฉินหลง
  • Džekijs Čans

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Rush Hour 4 as Lee
Shanghai Dawn as Chon Wang
2019 Project X as Jackie Luo
2019 The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang
2018 Namiya as Namiya
2018 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask as master
2017 Bleeding Steel as Lin Dong
2017 The Foreigner as Quan Ngoc Minh
2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie as Master Wu (voice)
2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature as Mr. Feng (voice)
2017 Earth: One Amazing Day as Narrator (voice)
2017 Kung Fu Yoga as Jack
2016 Railroad Tigers as Ma Yuan
2016 The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short as Master Wu (Voice)
2016 Skiptrace as Bennie Chan
2016 Chelsea(1 episode) as Himself
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Monkey (voice)
2015 Bruce Lee - Too Young to Die as Himself [archive footage]
2015 Saving Mr. Wu as (archive footage)
2015 Monkey King: Hero Is Back as (voice)
2015 Dragon Blade as Huo Han
2014 As the Light Goes Out as Himself [Cameo]
2013 Police Story 2013 as Detective Zhong Wen
2013 Personal Tailor as Pan-Pacific host [Cameo]
2012 Chinese Zodiac as Jackie / Asian Hawk
2012 The Adventures of Jinbao as Jinbao [voice: Cantonese]
2012 I Am Bruce Lee as (archive footage)
2012 Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen
2011 1911 as Huang Xing / Huang Keqiang
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as Monkey (voice)
2011 Shaolin as Wu Dao
2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday as Monkey (voice)
2010 Running Man(1 episode)
2010 The Karate Kid as Mr. Han
2010 Little Big Soldier as The Liang soldier
2010 The Spy Next Door as Bob Ho
2010 The Legend of Silk Boy as Xu Rongcun [voice]
2009 The Founding of a Republic as Journalist
2009 Looking for Jackie as Himself
2009 How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
2009 Shinjuku Incident as Steelhead
2008 Kung Fu Panda as Master Monkey (voice)
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom as Old Hop / Lu Yan
2007 Rush Hour 3 as Chief Insp. Lee
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2006 Rob-B-Hood as Thongs/Slipper (Fong Ka-Ho)
2006 Jackie Chan's Global Friendship Tour as Himself
2006 The Heavenly Kings as Himself
2006 Magic & Me as Himself
2005 The Myth as General Meng Yi / Dr. Jack Chan
2005 A Century of Light and Shadow as Himself
2004 New Police Story as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
2004 The Twins Effect II as Lord of Armour
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Passepartout / Lau Xing
2004 Enter the Phoenix as Mr. Chan [Cameo]
2004 Hong Kong Fury as (archive footage)
2003 Golden Chicken 2 as archive footage
2003 Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family as Jackie Chan
2003 The Medallion as Eddie Yang
2003 The Twins Effect as Jackie Fong
2003 Shanghai Knights as Chon Wang
2003 Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong as Himself
2002 Golden Chicken as archive footage
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as Himself
2002 The Tuxedo as Jimmy Tong
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies as Himself - Interviewee
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Wong Fei-Hung (archive footage)
2001 The Unbeatable Bruce Lee as Himself
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Chief Insp. Lee
2001 The Accidental Spy as Buck Yuan
2001 Hong Kong Superstars as Himself
2001 Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour as Himself / Narrator
2000 Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey as (archive footage)
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(96 episodes) as Himself
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures(1 episode)
2000 Shanghai Noon as Chon Wang
2000 Jackie Chan - The Kung Fu Years as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Fist to Fist as (archive footage)
1999 Augustin, King of Kung-Fu as [archive footage]
1999 Dragon Heat as [Cameo]
1999 Gen-X Cops as Poor Fisherman (Cameo)
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts as Himself
1999 King of Comedy as Stunt double on set [Cameo]
1999 Gorgeous as C.N. Chan
1999 Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On as Himself
1998 Rush Hour as Chief Inspector Lee
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes as Himself
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story as Himself
1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words as Himself (archive footage)
1998 Mulan as (singing voice)
1998 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn as Jackie Chan
1998 Who Am I? as Lee / Who am I
1998 The Path of the Dragon as Himself
1997 Mr. Nice Guy as Jackie
1997 Face to Face as Himself
1996 Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls as (archive footage)
1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar as Himself
1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 as Himself
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1996 First Strike as Insp. Chan Ka Kui
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Thunderbolt as Jackie Chan Feng Jim
1995 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 as Himself
1995 Top Fighter as Himself
1995 Rumble in the Bronx as Keung
1994 The Legend of Drunken Master as Wong Fei-hung
1994 The Life of Bruce Lee as Himself
1994 Cinema of Vengeance as Himself (uncredited)
1993 Project S as Insp. Chan Ka Kui [Cameo]
1993 The Curse of the Dragon as Himself [archive footage]
1993 Crime Story as Inspector Eddie Chan
1993 City Hunter as Ryo Saeba
1993 Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino as Himself
1992 Martin(2 episodes)
1992 Police Story 3: Supercop as Chan Ka-Kui/Lin Fu Sheng
1992 Twin Dragons as Ma Yau / Wan Ming
1992 A Kid from Tibet as Man at airport (Cameo)
1992 Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Armour of God II: Operation Condor as Jackie Condor
1990 New Kids in Town as Master of Disaster re-edit [archive footage]
1990 The Best of Martial Arts Films as Himself
1990 Island of Fire as Da Chui / Steve
1989 Miracles as Kuo Chen-Wah
1988 Painted Faces as Himself
1988 Police Story 2 as Chan Ka Kui
1988 Dragons Forever as Jackie Lung
1987 Project A II as Sgt. Dragon Ma Yue-Lung
1986 Armour of God as Jackie Condor
1986 Naughty Boys as Prisoner
1986 Ninja the Protector as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1985 Police Story as Chan Ka Kui
1985 Heart of the Dragon as Fung / Ah Tad / Tat
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars as Muscles
1985 The Protector as Billy Wong
1985 My Lucky Stars as Muscles
1985 Jackie Chan - Invincible Fighter as Himself (archive footage)
1984 Wheels on Meals as Thomas
1984 Cannonball Run II as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
1984 Pom Pom as Motorcycle cop/Skater [Cameo]
1984 Ninja Thunderbolt as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend as Himself (archive footage)
1983 Project A as Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
1983 Fire Dragon as [FANTASY MISSION FORCE footage]
1983 Fearless Hyena Part II as Ching Lung / Stone
1983 Fantasy Mission Force as Sammy
1983 Winners & Sinners as Cop #7086
1982 Ninja Wars as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1982 Dragon Lord as Dragon
1981 The Cannonball Run as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
1981 The Chinese Detective(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 The Big Brawl as Jerry Kwan
1980 The Young Master as Lung
1979 Fists and Guts as [Cameo]
1979 Dragon Fist as Tang Hao Yun
1979 Fearless Hyena as Chan
1978 Spiritual Kung Fu as Yi-Lang
1978 Drunken Master as Wong Fei-Hung
1978 Half a Loaf of Kung Fu as Master Chang
1978 Magnificent Bodyguards as Ting Chung
1978 Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin as Hsu Yin-Fung
1978 Snake in the Eagle's Shadow as Chien Fu
1978 Two in Black Belt as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1977 To Kill with Intrigue as Cao Lei (as Chen Lung)
1977 The Face Behind the Mask as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1977 Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend as Himself (archive footage)
1977 The 36 Crazy Fists as Man in opening scene [Cameo]
1976 Shaolin Wooden Men as Little Mute
1976 The Killer Meteors as Immortal Meteor Wa Wu-Bin
1976 Hand of Death as Little Tan
1976 New Fist of Fury as Ah Lung
1976 The Himalayan as Tseng's man
1975 No End of Surprises as Secretary Chen
1975 All in the Family as Hsiao Tang
1974 The Golden Lotus as Pear Hawker Yun
1974 Village of Tigers as Bandit
1973 Freedom Strikes a Blow as Thug [Extra]
1973 Supermen Against the Orient as Extra (uncredited)
1973 Fist to Fist as Guard [Extra]
1973 Enter the Dragon as Guard
1973 The Awaken Punch as Thug
1973 None But the Brave as Japanese
1973 The Heroine as Gang Leader
1973 Facets of Love as Xiao Liu
1973 The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung as Ah Lung (Hsiao Hu)
1973 Fist of Unicorn as Thug [Extra]
1973 Not Scared to Die as Shi Tzer
1973 Ambush as [Extra]
1972 Stranger in Hong Kong as [unconfirmed Cameo]
1972 The Brutal Boxer as Thug
1972 Hapkido as Blackbear Student
1972 Fist of Fury as Student
1971 A Touch of Zen as Extra (uncredited)
1971 The Blade Spares None as Prince's fighter in the forest
1970 Lady of Steel as Beggar kid
1966 The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) as Seven Little Tigers
1966 The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) as Child
1964 The Story of Qin Xiang-Lian as Brother Dong
1962 Big and Little Wong Tin Bar as Kid (as Yuen Lau)

Production

2018 Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron MaskProducer
2017 Bleeding SteelExecutive Producer
2017 The ForeignerProducer
2017 ResetProducer
2017 Kung Fu YogaExecutive Producer
2016 Railroad TigersExecutive Producer
2016 SkiptraceProducer
2015 Who Am I 2015Producer
2015 Dragon BladeProducer
2014 Impetuous Love in ActionProducer
2014 The Break-Up ArtistExecutive Producer
2013 Police Story 2013Executive Producer
2013 Police Story 2013Producer
2012 Chinese ZodiacProducer
2011 Legendary AmazonsProducer
2008 WushuExecutive Producer
2007 Air DiaryProducer
2005 Everlasting RegretProducer
2005 The MythExecutive Producer
2005 House of FuryExecutive Producer
2004 New Police StoryExecutive Producer
2004 Around the World in 80 DaysExecutive Producer
2003 The MedallionExecutive Producer
2001 The Accidental SpyProducer
2000 Shanghai NoonExecutive Producer
1999 Gen-X CopsExecutive Producer
1999 Jackie Chan: My StuntsProducer
1999 GorgeousProducer
1998 Hot WarProducer
1995 Red ZoneProducer
1995 ThunderboltProducer
1993 Kin chan no Cinema JackProducer
1992 Police Story 3: SupercopExecutive Producer
1992 The ShootoutProducer
1991 Angry RangerProducer
1990 Story of Kennedy TownProducer
1990 Stage Door JohnnyProducer
1989 The Inspector Wears Skirts IIProducer
1988 The Inspector Wears SkirtsProducer
1988 RougeProducer
1987 That Enchanting NightProducer
1986 Naughty BoysProducer
1981 The Gold HuntersProducer
1980 Read LipsProducer

Crew

2011 1911Stunt Coordinator
2008 Run Papa RunPresenter
2004 Rice RhapsodyPresenter
2000 Gen-Y CopsPresenter
2000 2000 ADPresenter
1999 Purple StormPresenter
1999 Tempting HeartPresenter
1995 ThunderboltChoreographer
1991 Center StagePresenter
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorChoreographer
1989 I am SorryPresenter
1983 Project AChoreographer
1979 The Odd CoupleStunt Coordinator
1978 Immortal WarriorsStunt Coordinator
1978 Game of DeathStunts
1977 The Iron-Fisted MonkStunts
1975 The Dragon TamersStunt Coordinator
1973 Supermen Against the OrientChoreographer
1973 Enter the DragonStunts
1969 The Magnificent MonkScript

Directing

The DiaryDirector
2012 Chinese ZodiacDirector
2011 1911Director
1999 Jackie Chan: My StuntsDirector
1998 Jackie Chan: My StoryDirector
1998 Who Am I?Director
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorDirector
1989 MiraclesDirector
1988 Police Story 2Director
1987 Project A IIDirector
1986 Armour of GodDirector
1985 Police StoryDirector
1983 Project ADirector
1982 Dragon LordDirector
1981 The Gold HuntersDirector
1980 The Young MasterDirector
1979 Fearless HyenaDirector
1979 Dance of DeathDirector
1975 The Young DragonsDirector
1973 The Cub Tiger from Kwang TungDirector

Writing

The DiaryWriter
2012 Chinese ZodiacWriter
2010 Little Big SoldierWriter
2006 Rob-B-HoodWriter
1999 GorgeousScreenplay
1998 Who Am I?Screenplay
1991 Armour of God II: Operation CondorScreenplay
1989 MiraclesWriter
1988 Painted FacesStory
1988 Police Story 2Screenplay
1987 Project A IIWriter
1986 Armour of GodScreenplay
1985 Police StoryWriter
1983 Project AWriter
1980 The Young MasterScreenplay

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